Back from one of the best holidays ever. It was a very special venture for me as I could share the place with Alina. The place where all my hiking, mountaineering and climbing has started. However we were on the other side of the mountains it was still a special time together… We had a very warm days mixed sometimes with thunders and little rain in the evening. This mixture gave me also an opportunity, with help of Alina, to do some photography too 😀 For now I have got only this one but there will be more for sure soon 😀
Gear: Nikon D800 and 85mm F1.4 lens
When it comes to the weddings I usually arrive with plenty of time ahead. It helps me to scout the place find some new ideas and just shoot without any pressure along the day. This time being early saved my work indeed! Evening before this day I looked at some contracts and I found the Brooklodge Hotel near Aughrim Co Wicklow seem to be a very popular place for my couples. Being really tired that day I didn’t think much anymore and just packed the gear and went to sleep. Next morning, had breakfast and just headed to Brooklodge (auto – pilot). Once Im there I made a call with a bridesmaid to confirm I’m there and get details where and when to come, I just sat down in the lounge and enjoyed my coffee 🙂 Got another call that I can come over and here is the funny part 🙂 Went to the reception to find where is the brides room, they say there is no such a number, next thing they say they don’t have any wedding planned for the day!!!!!!!!! I almost freaked out! 😀 Frantically trying to get info on my phone where the wedding is while the reception in that place is very very poor… and it came up that I was supposed to be in Naas!!! 🙂 Driving through the mountains, blindly following my google maps, after an hour I made it and still pulled all the work! 🙂
Two lessons, always focus only on a recent event and keep being early as much as possible. Just in case 😉
I have never thought that I would say that while living in Ireland, but here it is. In last numbers of weeks we are experiencing such a great weather to the degree where National Water Management is encouraging not to waste water as it’s become very dry and we might have water supply shortages later in a year… Another natural disaster this year 😀 Only yesterday we had a rain and I went crazy as I had no idea what Alina and I could do for a day We always do outdoor stuff and I had no idea what to do in a rain. Thankfully we got some window and went for a nice walk saving dozens of snails from seagulls 🙂 and later after dinner Alina suggested to do some photos and it can not be taken at the beach, another hurdle of the day! Well, we just drove ahead and found this…
Gear: Nikon D800 and Nikkor 85mm F1.4 lens (as always) 😛
When we go for a walk I always keep my camera with me, just in case. In this case we found this blue cottage which perfectly matched with Alina’s blue eyes.
Gear: Nikon D800, Nikkor 50mm F1.4 lens
Today I would like to post something more natural that has more feeling about daily life style of a child who absolutely love animals and I was able luckily take that shot. The was a big lesson for me here. Always have your camera ready with you as you never know what is hidden behind a corner…
Gear Nikon D800, Lens Nikkor 85mm F1.4
Thursday evening and after spending a frustrating moments standing almost still for most of the time on the motorway and… gonna skip this part 😉 Finally met again with Elizabeth for the 2nd time and literally drove blindly to the countryside where we found this beautiful little lane along to the meadow where the cattle were grazing. The sun was pretty low at the time and just enjoyed the warmth and the place as much as we could…
Model: Elizabeth Mazurok
Gear: Nikon D800 and 85mm, F1.4 Nikkor Lens. You’ll be the judge 😉
The longest day of the year came up to be a very adventurous and creative. Earlier that day I challenged myself with trail running a section of Wicklow Way, starting in Marlay Park and finished in Bray. While enjoying the beauty of Dublin and Wicklow Mountains. However, this post is not about it and here is the point. Later that day Elizabeth and I went to Howth and spent the evening there and worked together on an amazing shoot while being spoiled by the evening sunset lighting… I had a great time and hope the results reflect our effort 🙂
Gear: Nikon D800, 85mm and 50mm F1.4 lenses.